Center for Hispanic Leadership Announces Complimentary Educational Giveaways During 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

On the cusp of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) is giving away from September 15th to October 15th its highly-popular ebook, Awakening the Latino Factor, and as a bonus its also providing free access to the Leverage Your Hispanic Heritage course from their online training platform, Hispanic Leadership Academy a $ 100 value per user. CHL estimates the giveaway to exceed $ 100,000 in content value.

“Its now time for Hispanic professionals to be discovered as leaders while elevating their performance capabilities and enabling their unique talents more rapidly, explains Glenn_Llopis, CHL CEO/Founder, Forbes business leadership contributing writer, and highly sought-after keynote speaker. These tools are just the first step for professionals to unlock their full and true potentials.

Since 2007, CHL has successfully helped thousands of Latino professionals to accelerate their advancement in the workplace by offering their flagship workshop program Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence across the country as well as their video-based online training platform, Hispanic Leadership Academy (HLA).

Fueled by a team of cutting-edge tech-savvy professionals at LightSpeed VT, a CHL partner, HLA is the epitome of an all-in-one interactive virtual training solution that maximizes content delivery and training effectiveness while automating accountability. “We are champions for the advancement of Hispanic professionals and the increasingly important role that different perspectives and mindsets play in the development of future leaders,” says Brad Lea, CEO of LightSpeed VT, whose clients include motivational speaker Tony Robbins and corporations such as GM and NBC. “For Hispanic professionals who are serious about discovering their full potential as leaders, HLA is the ultimate virtual interactive training and communications platform – hands down.”

When it comes to the participant experience, one recent CHL program graduate said it best, One word comes to mind when describing my experience with CHL – ‘Transformational.’”

According to CHL research, across all industries, Hispanics are eager to embrace their cultural values as a means to awaken their full potential. Additionally, they are extremely interested in learning how to educate their non-Hispanic colleagues about the Hispanic culture and how it shapes the identity of Latinos. Through it cultural characteristics framework, CHL has proven successfully that when Hispanics fully leverage their cultural values, they ultimately become more successful because they enable the natural ways they think, act, and innovate to lead more effectively and authentically.

Since Hispanics will comprise 18 percent of the labor force by 2018, organizations, corporations, and universities will need to better prepare Hispanics with culturally-relevant education and training in order to increase the talent pipeline of Hispanic employees. Major corporations, that have sent their high-potential Hispanic employees through the in-person and online trainings, have witnessed first-hand the ROI from workshop graduates. According to CHL post evaluations, corporations report that Hispanic employee workplace engagement increased by more than 70 percent and that Hispanic employee retention rates increased by 69 percent post workshop.

Additionally, CHL research indicates that companies can most profitably serve the Hispanic market segment through their own Hispanic leaders who understand the culturally nuances required to earn long-term, authentic relationships with the Hispanic customer. Hispanics are eager for brands and employers to empower their cultural relevancy, adds Llopis, who was recently name one of the top 20 influential writers at Forbes. Hispanics will give their loyalty to those employers that invest in a relationship that is authentic. The same holds true for Hispanic consumers when it comes to products and services.

For more information about this offer or CHL programs, please contact Annette Prieto, VP of Client Relations, at APrieto(at)centerforhispanicleadership(dot)com or at 949-387-2609.

About Center for Hispanic Leadership

CHL is a nationally recognized thought-leadership, human capital, and business strategy consulting firm whose product and service offerings for Fortune 500 and 1000 clients as well as entrepreneurs include leadership and talent development, cultural competency, career advancement, marketing to Hispanic consumers, business strategy and modeling, and workplace culture transformation.

CHL’s extensive library of culturally-relevant content includes published books, ebooks, whitepapers, blogs, etc. that has been featured on hundreds of trade publications, online magazines and nationally syndicated television and radio shows. CHL clients represent best-in-class organizations across multiple industries. For more information, please visit

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MIT Piping, Pune Now Prepares Students for Rewarding Professional Life Ahead with Advanced Piping Design Course

Pune, Maharastra (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

MIT Piping, Pune, a trusted destination and one of the renowned educational institutes in the country, is now preparing students for a rewarding professional life ahead with their Advanced Piping Design Course. They are focused on instructing students, using cutting-edge software and hands-on projects to nurture their skills and mind for the contemporary industrial demands.

‘Center for Piping and Process Engineering’, which was incepted in the year 1994 by the MIT group is a renowned and the oldest center that imparts teaching and training in the field of Piping and Process Engineering. In their array of progressive pining design courses, they offer Post Graduate Programme in Piping Design & Engineering with PDMS & CAESAR-II (Part Time), Certificate course in Piping Design and Engineering with PDMS and Advance Post Graduate Programme in Piping Design and Engineering with PDMS & CAESAR-II.

Talking about the salient features of the course, a representative from the institute states, All trainers are from respective industry with minimum 10 years experience and they help in direct transfer of knowledge to students. The course includes Industrial visits, training For Soft Skill Development, training For Aptitude Test Preparation and 100% placement assistance for deserving candidates.

Over the years, they have garnered the preference of students for both part-time and full-time piping engineering courses. In their bid to provide the best training in Piping Design, they are supported by well-resourced library, up-to-date software like CAESAR II, AUTOCAD, PDMS, and many other advanced infrastructural facilities.

About MIT Piping Pune

The MIT Group of Institutions Pune, since its inception in 1983, has established itself as a group of the prime institutions offering education in varied fields, catering to a wide spectrum of the population. The group offers the best education in the faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Management, Art and Design, Social Sciences, Schools, and many more. Known for its penchant of venturing into new areas of education envisaging the ever changing industry needs across the globe, it was a natural extension for the group to offer one-of-its-kind course in Piping Design and Engineering as early as 1994.

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Boopsie Launches Complete Package of App Usage Analytics for Libraries

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries, launched their complete package of free reports from Boopsie Analytics to all library customers. With Boopsie Analytics, libraries are able to track downloads, unique users, queries and channel visits made in their library-branded apps, all from a centralized web-based dashboard.

When Boopsie Analytics launched in May 2014, librarians were able to access daily and monthly reports that provided them insight into their apps usage in the form of downloads and unique users. In August, Boopsie released additional data sets, which allowed librarians to access both query and main menu channel visit statistics.

Usage is tracked by assigning each device a unique identifier when the app is initially downloaded and launched. Boopsie Analytics then uses that unique identifier to track when the app is accessed and what parts of the app the user accesses.

The Downloads dashboard indicates how often a librarys app has been downloaded and activated by their library users over a given period of time. The reports provide tangible proof that mobile library app adoption is increasing. In the first quarter of the year, the number of apps downloaded per month has increased by 12.93% across all libraries that use the Boopsie platform.

The Unique Users reports provide librarians with the ability to see how many patrons are accessing their app on a given day or month. The report tracks the usage through the unique identifier; if a patron accesses the librarys app 3 times in one day, it is still only counted as one unique user. The same applies for the monthly statistics; if 10 unique users access a library app in May, there will only be 10 unique users counted in the report, regardless of how many times they access the library app in that month. Boopsie Analytics has shown that not only are the number of downloads increasing across all library apps, but the number of unique users accessing the app have increased by 23.14% as well.

Our app usage has greatly increased over the last year, says Steve Heser, Library Systems Administrator at Milwaukee County Federated Library System. Last September there were 5,520 unique users accessing our app and this August weve increased that number to 8,721 app users. We love Boopsie!

Queries refer to any time a library app user performs an action on the Boopsie platform, for instance a click or a keystroke, that requests information from that librarys various holdings or databases. These query reports help identify how much the app is being used.

The Main Menu Channel Visits report tracks when an app user taps on one of the channels on the Main Menu of the library app, such as BookLook, Search the Catalog, My Account or Library Events. The Main Menu Channel Visits report helps librarians learn what channels their patrons are visiting in a set period of time.

Boopsie Analytics was built to give libraries, vendors and publishers insight into what library services are being used, says Boopsies CEO, Tony Medrano. Premium subscribers will soon also be able to track eContent checkouts. This will be a huge benefit for libraries in that it will allow them to better allocate funds for their collection development.

Boopsie will also be launching an ILS Quality Score service. The ILS Quality Score will be based on quantitative performance metrics that the company monitors via their integrations with all major ILSs through their “AccessILS technology”.

Hiring a consultant to research different ILS providers can be expensive, says Diane Cowen, Virtual Services Librarian at Santa Cruz Public Libraries. An objective service like the ILS Quality Score would be a great resource for libraries that are evaluating different ILS providers.

On September 17th, Boopsies Director of Account Management, Bryan Murray, will be hosting a webinar for library-customers that provides unique ideas for effective promotion of their apps. Boopsie has found that effective promotion of library apps provides a 300% increase in the average number of monthly unique users.

About Boopsie

Boopsie is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 2,500 library locations worldwide. Boopsies library-branded mobile apps for libraries are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Our mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by our customer service organization. We build native mobile apps for libraries on Android, iOS, Windows and Kindle Fire platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the users device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services of CoverCakes Books-as-Seen-on-TV service, and a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels provided by Comics Plus: Library Edition. Visit our website for more information about Boopsies mobile apps for libraries.

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Exclusive Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live Stream: to Broadcast Debate September 9th: “Embrace the Common Core

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

WHAT:, the leading online destination for video programs from the worlds best conferences and events, will broadcast the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Oxford-style debate, Embrace the Common Core.

In K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, national academic standards in English and math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for? Has the federal government overreached and saddled our schools with standards that have been flawed from the start? Or will the Common Core raise the bar and improve the quality of our children’s education?

WHEN: Tuesday, September 9th at 6:45 pm EDT

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at The debate will be interactive with a Twitter feed following the conversation around the event. Following the live event, will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:

Carmel Martin

Exec. VP, Center for American Progress and Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Education

Michael Petrilli

President, Fordham Institute & Co-Editor, Knowledge at the Core

Against the motion:

Carol Burris

Principal, South Side High School & Blogger, Washington Posts Answersheet

Frederick Hess

Resident Scholar and Director of Educational Policy Studies, AEI

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

ABOUT FORA.TV is the leader in video production, online distribution and monetization services for the conference and event industry. helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit


Winner of the 2013 Silver Radio Award for Best Public Affairs Program and named one of the “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world’s top thinkers, including Steven Forbes, Neal Barnard, Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, and Arianna Huffington. With over 80 debates, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to think twice on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

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